German Encounters with Modernism, 1840-1945 by Peter ParetGerman Encounters with Modernism, 1840-1945 by Peter Paret

German Encounters with Modernism, 1840-1945

byPeter Paret

Paperback | February 19, 2001

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In German Encounters with Modernism, Peter Paret traces the reception of modern art, from the 1840s through the Nazi era, through the lens of social and political developments in Germany. Addressing broad cultural topics, such as the early history of Expressionism, the role of anti-Semitism in German reactions to modernism, and the impact of World War I on the arts, he also includes new interpretations of the work of artists such as the sculptor Ernst Barlach. Based on new archival discoveries, this study combines a strong narrative approach with interdisciplinary analysis.
Title:German Encounters with Modernism, 1840-1945Format:PaperbackDimensions:294 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.67 inPublished:February 19, 2001Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521794560

ISBN - 13:9780521794565

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Table of Contents

1. Adolph Menzel from different perspectives; 2. Theodor Fontane and Max Lieberman: a Prussian comparison; 3. Modernism and the 'Alien element in German Art'; 4. The Tschudi affair; 5. Revolutionary continuities; 6. The great dying: notes on German Art, 1914-1918; 7. Field Marshal and Beggar: Ernst Barlach in the First World War; 8. 'The enemy within': Max Liebermann as president of the Prussian Academy of Arts; 9. God's hammer.

Editorial Reviews

"Peter Paret offers a fascinating portrait of German responses to German politics, social realities and cultural developments between 1840 and 1945." The Art Book Jan 2002